Southbound I-75 will remain closed south of Jellico, Tennessee until at least Thursday, May 10, so that crews can continue to stabilize a section of rock slope near mile marker 143.
A section of embankment collapsed in that area on March 8.
Northbound I-75 will be reduced to one lane of traffic flow for approximately three miles in the area near the collapse, from mile marker 141 to mile marker 144.
Soil nails will be launched about 20 feet into the ground underneath the southbound lanes, towards northbound lanes, in order to stabilize the rock slope.
Motorists should expect potential long delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.
Detour Route for I-75 South: Take Exit 160 in Jellico, follow US 25W to LaFollette and back onto I-75 South at Exit 134 in Caryville. http://g.co/maps/j4ejz
Wide Load Detour Route for I-75 South: Take Exit 160 in Jellico, turn right and follow SR 297 West to SR 63 and back onto I-75 South at Exit 141. http://g.co/maps/db9xd
Detour route for I-40 destinations east of Dandridge, Tennessee: Take Exit 29 at Corbin, Kentucky, follow U.S. 25E to Morristown, Tennessee, take I-81 South to its junction with I-40. http://g.co/maps/egnr2